Europe - Fall 2017: The Life is Precious Tour travel blog

Leipzig rathaus

J. S. Bach

Bach's Tomb in Thomaskirche

Bach Window in Thomaskirche

Auerbach's Keller Plaque

Scene from Faust I

Scene from Faust I

Clara and Robert Shumann

Edvard Grieg

Cafe Riquet - Old Europe Atmosphere & Service

Afternoon Snack at Riquet - Delicious

For Me - A Place of Pilgrimage

Rocken Church

The Nietzsche Family Tombs

Nietzsche's Tomb

Rocken Church


"Without music life would be a mistake." Nietzsche, 1889.


Welcome -

Leipzig is a comfortable city. Wake up, stroll into Zentrum, grab a bagel with lox at Bagel Brothers. Continue your stroll.

Johann Sebastian Bach is buried at Thomaskirche. Other musicians - Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Grieg, Wagner, various Bach progeny - also contributed to Leipzig being one of Europe's great music capitals. It is currently petitioning to become UNESCO's first World Heritage Music Site. Can Mississippi's Blues Trail be far behind?

There is more history than the musical here. Visit Auerbach's Keller and wonder, along with Faust, what it would take for you to "bid the passing moment stay."

Perhaps nearby - at the Art Noveau Cafe Riquet over a strudel and cafe.

Friedrich Nietzsche grew up nearby and is buried in the Rocken churchyard. I appeared to be the only pilgrim. I missed his birthday, October 15th by 2 days. Perhaps there was a gathering. I once spent five years with this man's work. It was worth every tortured moment.

Where would you go on pilgrimage?

The Geezer

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